This is great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning.
— Lyn Gardner
Brutally honest and highly personal
— Herald Scotland ★★★★★
Is there a word for the love an audience can feel towards two circus performers? If not, there ought to be.
— The List ★★★★
Photo by Fabio Affuso

Photo by Fabio Affuso


Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed debut circus and dance work by Nikki & JD.

Nikki & JD use hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice: how can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? Knot is a finely crafted theatrical journey through the struggles of commitment.

Created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance Company, Knot is a very modern affair told with delicate sensitivity through breath-taking acrobatics and heart wrenching dance.

Knot won a Jacksons Lane and Total Theatre Award for Circus and a Herald Angel in 2019.

Running times: 35min or 55min 

Performed in English or in French

UK Tour Dates

Co-Produced by Jacksons Lane

Directors: Rosamond Martin, Nikki Rummer, Jean-Daniel Broussé

Performers: Nikki Rummer, Jean-Daniel Broussé

Choreography mentors: Ellis Saul

Mouvement mentor: Pippa Duke, Martin Corri

Mentor: Ben Duke

Lighting Designer: Will Ingham

Photographer: Fabio Affuso

Costume Designer: Oliver Garcia

Original music by Tim Lenkiewicz

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